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Sustainable Schools

  • Sustainable Schools: clean water education in Whatcom County Stormwater runoff is Washington’s biggest source of pollution.  Stormwater can contain bacteria, trash, oil, toxic chemicals, viruses, dirt, and many other pollutants; collectively called non-point source pollution. When ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2017, 2:00 PM by Hannah Coughlin
  • 21st Century Kids Take On a 21st Century Problem: Non-Point Source Pollution by Andrea Reiter, Education Specialist, Sustainable Schools Program Do you know what non-point source pollution is? How about the effects of non-point source pollution has on water quality ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2017, 12:49 PM by Hannah Coughlin
  • Blaine High School students study their local watershed, tour salmon stream as part of Young Water Stewards The Sustainable Schools and Clean Water programs at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities joined forces in 2016 to launch Young Water Stewards for high school students in rural Whatcom County ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2017, 11:11 AM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
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Clean Water

  • Op-Ed: It takes a team effort to keep Whatcom County’s water clean By Ann Russell, Clean Water Program Manager. Published in the Bellingham Herald on September 15th, 2017.Clean water defines who we are in Whatcom County – from the streams running clear ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 12:19 PM by Simon Bakke
  • State of the Sound: Progress in Whatcom County, but poor marks for the Salish Sea by Tim Johnson. Published in Cascadia Weekly on November 15th, 2017As the number of endangered Southern Resident orca whales continues to decline and Puget Sound Chinook salmon remain threatened ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 1:19 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Protecting water and farmland: the Whatcom Food Network Fall Forum by Karlee Deatherage, Clean Water Policy AnalystOn a rainy day in the middle of November, over 60 people with diverse backgrounds — from farming to waste management — packed the Ferndale ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2018, 12:19 PM by Simon Bakke
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